Student government heads to Regents meeting

Student government representatives will be joining the Student Advisory Board for a week in Austin in order to discuss campus-wide issues with the Texas State University System Board of Regents.

Issues of concern include parking, governmental funding of Hazlewood and Hazlewood Legacy, and other miscellaneous fee increases.

“The February meetings tend to be [a lot] about fee increases and different things system-wide,” Student Body President Spencer Copeland said. “So as part of the report I would like the Student Advisory Board, which I am a member of, to take a stand on various fee increases and talk about the benefits and the costs of that from a student perspective.”

This will be Copeland’s fourth meeting in attendance, and according to him, the Board is always willing to listen to students’ concerns.

“We get a very unique opportunity here inside the TSUS in which we have a very direct and open line of communication with the board,” Copeland said. “After we submit the report, the chancellor always makes a response…so it is talked about and it is sent back to us what their responses [are] on those items”

The Board of Regents will be meeting Feb. 19-20 in Austin. Follow The Houstonian as more information about the meetings becomes available.

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